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arrivals but not necessarily foreign-born but having migrated from let's say california, texas and mexico because of the drop of job in arizona on the last decade or so. that's not unlike the white population. it's very hard to find native arizonans. so a lot of people there are transplants and elsewhere. i think that explains a lot as to why the latino vote, latino voters are a sleeping giant in arizona. we saw them surging in new mexico of course, and, of course, colorado and nevada. but in arizona they are still asleep and people ask why. i think in part because they have not established the roots, the risen the community like latino populations have been, say, california or texas. >> do with the numbers a bit. what percentage of the population, what percentage of elected they made it this time around. give us a sense of the percentage of the population, the growth rates, the expansion. >> in arizona, approximately one-third of the population are hispanic background. but when we take into consideration qualifications to go, you only have 25% that are eligible to vote in terms of being
range from multi-billion dollars high-speed rail systems like that in california to smaller projects designed to improve speed, frequency of conventional rail service. my testimony today will discuss her ongoing review of the california project. i am providing a preliminary observation on our work today, mostly related to project costs. but i will also highlight some of her, the key challenges facing this project. first baseman ongoing review, we have found that the california high-speed rail authorities cost estimate exhibits strengths and weaknesses. we evaluated the cost estimate according to geos cost guide which provides best practices for developing reliable cost estimates. we group these best practices into four broad characteristics. whether an estimate is comprehensive, accurate, well documented and credible. a sonar experience, if you -- helps reduce the risk of cost overruns, missed deadlines and unmet performance targets. overall, we found the rail authority produce generally comprehensive cost estimates, including most project lifecycle costs. however, they are not based
will report. the clerk: nominations, the judiciary. fernando m. olguin of california to be united states district judge for the central district of california. thomas m. dirk kin oun to be dit judge for the northern district of districtof illinois: the presiding officer: under the previous order, there will be 30 minutes of debate equally divided. the senator from vermont. mr. leahy: originally we had a vote planned for 5:30. if there's no objection, i would ask that the time be divided between now and 5:30 in the normal fashion and the votes be at 5:30. the presiding officer: is there objection? seeing and hearing no objection. mr. leahy: and, mr. president, i ask unanimous consent in behalf of senator inouye that karen carrington and mike hansen, leblg laiflegislative fellows do the committee on appropriations, be granted privileges of the floor during the fiscal year 2013 disaster assistance supplemental. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. leahy: and, mr. president, just so senators will know, it is my understanding the first nominee, fernando olguin of california, will be
was built in long beach, california. it was all of the funds are also subject to appropriation they're coming from the government each year, but given the scale of that being so much smaller, the investors felt comfortable that money will come. i think when you're talking about the magnitude year and the cost associate with significant delays, it raises it to a whole nother level, that's right. >> it seems to me the infrastructure of the government would have to also be changed to account for any such new and important inroads into public-private partnership forever. thank you very much. >> ms. hedlund, you said in your testament that you got the right pieces and the right people in place. do you currently have any private investment in the project? >> is there currently any private investment in the northeast corridor? >> correct. >> yes, there is. and it's in the station. as you are familiar with, the union developer, redevelopment of union station involves a significant public or private partnership with a private real estate developer. and the same is true with proposed be devel
to have to be a big part of the budget negotiation >> host: california, independent caller. hi, daniel. you are all in the air. going once, going twice. okay, don. pennsylvania, republican caller. hello, regina. >> caller: i want to say since you brought up the social security think, it means these people aren't going to take money out of the bank and expected to be promising. i think this is a very bad program to take that money out of paychecks and social security is already bleeding. put it where it belongs. for the nations which i find that other levy said with this institute you can just go get your health care, to that man that called you can go get your health care from the subsidies. with a second. the article in the tribune reviewed can kanaby cato institute policy. >> host: we have had him on many times, regina. >> caller: he is saying it would cause california department of insurance estimates even with the subsidies roughly 25%. it's making people go away from these states where they can't afford these. how about if we go to the united nations and get them out of our budget
commonsense. i yield back and i yield to the lady from california. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman, for holding this important hearing today. and i'd like to welcome mr. gensler and mr. cook here today. mr. cook, i understand that this is your last hearing, that you will not be the director of the division of trading following the session. so we would like to thank you for your service. mr. gensler, thank you for appearing here once again. and i would like you to not feel constrained to defend yourself against the accusations that were just made about you and your work. under title vii of the dodd-frank consumer protection act, the congress responded to one key cause of the 2008 financial crisis, the unregulated over-the-counter derivatives market. through the act of congress attack the commodities future trading commission and the securities and exchange commission with bringing much-needed transparency to this market, which amplified the collapse of the housing bubble, and cascaded losses across the global financial district. the cftc and the sec are now in the process of impleme
projects. the distinguished senator from california and i are the ranking members of the subcommittee that does that. we expect to do that this year. so we're filling up the accounts that are already being used to help many, many people. and finally, if i may say something about process, which i think would be more interesting to the senators than the people of new york and new jersey, but it's important to know that this bill came to the floor in record time. no one objected to its coming to the floor. it was virtually unanimous before we even started voting on amendments that we invoke cloture. and we'll have a final vote of 51 votes, so the bill in some form will pass. and in return for that, those of us on the minority side, so far as i know, got the amendments that we wanted. but i simply want to say to my colleagues that it's still far from a perfect process in our effort to continue to improve the way the senate works. the bill should have gone to committee to begin with. it did not. it could have been amended there. when it came to the floor on monday and we said come right on
to the bill. the presiding officer: is there objection? the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. feinstein: let me do something i do sometimes correct myself. if the senator is offering the time against his amendment -- or time against the bill using that time, that's fine with me, as long as he's not using the time for the bill. mr. wyden: mr. president, i think this is acceptable, yes. mrs. feinstein: i thank the senator. mr. merkley: thank you, mr. president. i thank my colleagues for setting out the parameters. i'm going to wrap this up in fairly short order here. again, i want to emphasize that if any of my colleagues to -- would like to come down and argue that this in any way compromises national security, i would be happy to lead the debate. this has been laid out so the attorney general has complete control over any possible compromise of information related to national security. indeed, i think it is important for this body to continue to express that the spirit of what we do in this nation should be about citizens to the maximum extent possible having full and cl
petty officer terrell horn of california. officer horn died in the line of duty last week while tracing drug smugglers off the coast of california. our thoughts are with his family and friends. his actions and service remind us of the danger that the task of the men and women of the coast guard do on a daily basis. and that's why it was so important that we pass this reauthorization bill. we couldn't have done this reauthorization without the many hours that senator begich put in to help it get across the finish line. and he knows how important the coast guard is to the men and women of the pacific northwest and to my state of washington. the coast guard is part of our maritime culture in the pacific northwest and this bill helps the coast guard watch over our people and our businesses and protect our coastline. and in there, i'd like to offer or expound on three provisions that were particularly helpful for us in the northwest. one, this legislation helps protect the polar sea and ice breaker based in seattle. it helps clean up tsunami debris hitting the west coast and it analyzes the
story. she was born in california to immigrants from mexico. started working at her father's small record label in long beach, california, recorded from there there, made a number of top hits, she was recently in florida to receive a billboard aand performed at the the billboard awards. my mom was a huge fan of hers, also kind of equivalent "the voice" in mexico on the telemunddo network. she was a singer in a genre dominated by males. burr she sung frankly about her struggles to give her children a better life in this country. so her death is a real tragedy at a young age, and i know there are millions of people across the country and around the world mourning her loss today. she is survived by her five children and two grandchildren and our prayers go to her that god may grant her family the peace to deal with this difficult circumstance. mr. president, i come here today on december 10, human rights day, and i wanted to briefly discuss human rights because i would just say that while we've made great advances around the world in the cause of human rights there are still a lot of
yields back. the gentleman from california. >> i am a little concerned about whether your budget is adequate. you have expressed those concerns and i wonder if you could provide for the record a couple of things. first, if we wanted an effective regulation what should be the budget of your agency, and second would be a fee structure so that we could collect that amount from those who were relying on derivatives. i'm not really asking for an answer but if you could provide that for the record. >> we are about a two and 5 million-dollar agency. the president put a budget of 308,000,004 word and its for about a thousand 40 people from the 700 people now that it's in the hands of technology. we need to double our technology because it is so data intensive. >> but although you are dealing with a market that is five times as large as it was a couple decades ago, the 308 would be sufficient to properly regulate the market. >> i think it is appropriate also to phase wherever we are we might need to be five for ten years from now, this is to be a thousand persons aged our friends are 4,00
yield time to the gentlelady from california to explain what -- how she fixed the amendment and why we should defeat coburn. mrs. feinstein: well, thank you very much, madam president. the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. feinstein: thank you, mr. president. one of the things that i have learned in chairing the energy and water subcommittee, which is the committee that handles appropriations for the army corps of engineers, is how really difficult it is to get projects started, funded and constructed. and so i am one, particularly in view of storms, earthquakes, floods, damages, that you also need to do the mitigation because once it happens once, there's a heavy likelihood that it could happen again. so i rise in opposition to this amendment. the provision that the senator from oklahoma proposes would essentially take a project that's authorized, that has gone to the corps for study -- i beg your pardon? the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. mrs. feinstein: may i ask for two minutes additional time, please. the presiding officer: is there objection
are not allowed and individuals reside in states with high income tax. >> host: talking about new york, california -- >> guest: new york, california, d.c. however, is your previous guest of knowledge, if you do not enact the patch, a family of four, married couple with two children would begin to face the amt income levels as low as $70,000. it's been described as a blue state problem because of its impact on the estate tax deduction. it becomes every state problem becomes an additional tax. >> host: while we are talking here, if you wonder whether or not you follow in the amt and whether it impacts you, if you go to tax policy center.org, they have a calculator that would hope you plug in the numbers and figure out whether he would apply to you to do anything. we hear from joe first. republican caller, go ahead. >> host: yeah, on the alternative minimum tax, we didn't hear this discussed at all in this last election cycle and to me, we just heard about the very rich to get their income through stock, you know, paying only 15%. it seems to me it will affect them and they will affect the higher rat
, california and texas. you can see all the blue areas on the map. those are areas in which there is installed wind operations. and in fact, wind energy meets 12 -- i'll round that up, 13% of the state's energy needs. this ranks fourth among all states. that means they're powering through the wind industry the equivalent of 770,000 minnesota homes. that number is going up. it's growing. minnesotans, we know through our two colleagues from minnesota, they take pride in everything having to do with minnesota, and well they should. and they are taking pride in being in the forefront of wind power growth. since 2003, minnesotans have purchased one billion kilowatt hours of energy through wind source which is x.l. energy's green power program. it means 20,000 residents and about 240 businesses pay a little extra on their electric bill to support wind energy and show their commitment to a clean energy economy. mr. president, i know this works because we have a similar program in colorado. x.l. also has a presence in colorado and they offer wind sources to coloradoans. minnesota's prominence as a win
california ranch. before taking office as the 23rd secretary of defense on july 4th, 2011, secretary panetta served more than two years as the cia director. after three years as the chief of staff to president clinton, secretary leon panetta and his wife could directed the leon and sylvia panetta institute for public police at california state university at monterey bay a nonpartisan center to promote public service. he served eight terms in congress rising in 1989 to the chairman of the house budget committee. that set the stage for his next job, president clinton's director in the office of management and budget. today we hope to hear more about a raid that killed osama bin laden, the role of the modern military in america's foreign policy and what's next on secretary panetta's agenda. please join me in welcoming to the national press club, secretary defense leon panetta. [applause] >> thank you very much, theresa, for that kind introduction and for the invitation to be here today. i look forward to the opportunity to go back in the valley. i told the story before but it makes the point wh
%. and you see specials now on tv comparing california and texas and businesses moving out and delegations from california going to texas to try to figure out why businesses are moving and families are moving. it's not political at all. we make it political, and we talk about it in political terms, but creating an environment where businesses can thrive is an american idea. and it's an idea that's working. and we see it all over the country. where some states are going on one road, with higher taxes and bigger government and more spending, and they're losing to states like texas and i hope more and more like south carolina, they're moving to where they can thrive. and this benefits every american. we look at energy development and we talk about that at the national level of how it can create prosperity for our country if we open it up. but we don't have to guess at whether or not it works. i mean, look at north dakota. look at pennsylvania. states that have gone around the federal rules and figured out how to develop their own energy are creating jobs. and tax revenue to their governments.
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degree from the university of california in 1973 and graduated from the university of new mexico school of law in 1976. judge grimm was admitted to the maryland bar in 1977. he has strong roots, legal experience and community involvement in the state of maryland. judge grimm lives with his family in towson, maryland. judge grimm began his legal career after graduating law school back in maryland as a captain of the united states army judge advocate corps at aberdeen proving grounds in maryland. he worked at the pentagon before heading back to the baltimore region alternating working in private practice and working in the state's attorney general's office, while continuing to serve as an active duty u.s. army j.a.g. corps officer with occasional stints in the pentagon. in 1997, judge grimm was elected a magistrate judge by the judges of the u.s. district court for the district of maryland and in 2006 became the chief u.s. magistrate judge in baltimore. in 2009, chief justice john roberts appointed judge grimm to serve as a member of the advisory committee for the federal rules of civil p
. it is a measure that i'd worked on with former california congressman tony coehlo, who has been an outstanding advocate for the disabled in america. throughout his career in congress and since. but it was also an effort toker one particular end -- for one particular friend in illinois, marco bristo, confined to a wheelchair, this woman is everywhere, all the time, working night and day to help the disabled in my state and around the nation. she came to me as well and said, can you help pass this convention on disabilities? and i said, it's going to be hard because a lot of members just don't want to take up a measure and consider something like this. and she said, we'll put together a strong group supporting it. when it was over, virtually every veterans organization in america supported this convention on disability. and in addition to that, every disabled group -- disabilities group also endorsed it. the chamber of commerce and so many others, because 125 nations had already ratified this convention on disabilities. what is it? it's are a treaty that was drawn up by george herbert walker bus
to a 17-year-old girl from california who developed a nanoparticle that with a chemotherapy agent goes directly to treat tumors. a prize from siemens was also given to a 15-year-old benjamin clark who won the prize for his work in how stars are born. i love the idea and i think it's underappreciated of private philanthropy. so today i'm happy to be here with you to congratulate sandy greenberg for putting forward this prize, and i hope it will bring some results. i really think that there are within our grasp the ability to treat and hopefully prevent blindness. thank you. mr. coons: thank you so much, senator paul. for the record, i ask unanimous consent to enter into a colloquy with my colleague from kentucky. the presiding officer: without objection, the senator from kentucky and the senator from delaware are authorized to enter into a colloquy. mr. coons: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, it certainly hasn't escaped the expert knowledge of my colleagues here today that 2020, the date of the prize that we have spoken about is also the new numerical indicn of perfect vision. s
, especially in the california, especially in texas, and that's one reason why what we have -- which began as a kind of an egalitarian thing -- has evolved into a racial spoils system where the people that are often more affluent, well, than the people who don't, i p stop myself on benefit. of course, our point is sometimes they're being harmed. >> this gentleman right here had a question. >> kind of want to ask a question -- >> identify yourself, please. >> my name is stephen hank, and i have no affiliation. i'm just retired, come to cato events all the time. i want to ask a question that you probably might consider outside the box, but everything, everything that you're both, you're all saying sort of assumes that there should be criterion of some type administered by the university whether it's academic achievement. and i'd like to throw out to you why the idea that every other service of that's provided in our society is divvied up by price and, therefore, when the people who most need it, who most need it will determine that they're willing to pay the price for the best education. and
of congressional races in california when there was, um, bilingual ballots, things like that. i mean, these campaigns do work together on specific occasions, and any campaign i'm on i always try to reach out to the other side to make sure those things are worked out. um, but, yeah, i mean, i don't hold out any hope that there's going to be any great, grand, bipartisan agreement on voter id laws or, you know, internet voting or whatever it may be to alleviate some of these problems because at the end of the day a lot of us are campaign professionals, and we want to do everything we can to help our side, and sometimes we think that's voter id, longer lines, whatever it may be. >> but you're all identifying resources to those running the elections as an important touchstone, and that is not somewhere that we are yet, so, i mean -- >> absolutely. the first job i ever had in politics was $0 -- $40 to watch a polling location in orange county, california. 16 years old, obviously, i didn't want vote -- i didn't vote. i remember saying in someone's garage, and the guy had gotten up at four a
, an act to take certain federal lands in monroe county, california, to the trust for the benefit of the bridge port indian colony. the presiding officer: is there okay? without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask the bill be read a third time, passed, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table, that there be no intervening action or debate, that any statements relating to this be placed in the record at the appropriate place as if read. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. reid: i now ask unanimous consent the homeland security and government affairs committee be discharged from further consideration of s. 3564. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 3564, a bill to extend the public interest declassification act of 2000 until 2018, and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the committee is discharged. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent -- the presiding officer: and the senate will proceed on the matter. mr. reid: great. thank you. i ask consent that the lieberman substitu
the disaster has been in california or on the east coast or in southern states or in the west. we come together, and that's what we're trying to do here. and i would defy any senator who is worried about us coming together to help these people, go to one of the homes -- go to one of the homes on long island, go to one of the homes in the devastation, go to one of the businesses where you have a couple that spent their whole life building up their business, hoping to have something to leave to their children and now they're looking at rubble. come on ... these are real people. this is the united states of america. madam president, i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: stphaot quorum cal: quorum call: mr. leahy: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from vermont. mr. leahy: madam president, i ask unanimous consent the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. morning business is closed. under the previous order the senate will resume consideration of h.r. 1, which the clerk will report. the
, the ranking member mr. berman of california. >> thank you very much, madam share, for convening this hearing to continue our examination of how we should give our government officials serving around the world the necessary protection to carry out their jobs. first i would like to wish secretary clinton a speedy recovery and hope she gets some well-deserved rest. as she nears the end of her service as the secretary of state, i think it is inappropriate time to recognize the strong and steadfast leadership she has demonstrated over the past four years. among her achievements, she has the the problems of women and girls in the forefront and helped make their voices heard around the world. the secretary has brought needed attention to the danger of the repressive governments including the important emphasis on the internet freedom. she initiated the quadrennial diplomacy and development review to improve the work of our international affairs agencies coming and she has been a leading advocate for the use of smart power, which advances the role of diplomacy international alliances, multilateral i
and high school i had the good fortune to meet the leaders of the state of california as the head of the executive departments flat and they appreciated the fact that civil service is a public trust. the whole idea of democracy is that each generation is the trustee for the next. each generation has an obligation to ensure that democracy is stronger for the next generation than it is for our own and we have the duty to conserve and to preserve and then transnet the assets of the democracy and the trustees don't grab all of the assets for themselves. ed meese was squarely within that tradition and the public service to be a great honor, and it is again my pleasure to be with you this afternoon because he were the ideal public servant , and/or work continues here of heritage for which i congratulate you. the heritage freedom is fragile, and must be transmitted from one generation to the next and that's the purpose of the heritage foundation, remarkable institution which exemplifies one of the strong voices of the pluralistic and independent and principal society to produce. the heri
barbershop on the west coax i believe it was in oaoakland, california. here he was, highly decorated world war ii veteran, had literally given his life for his country, tremendous sack fishings lived the rest of his life without his right arm, and the barber told him bluntly, he coyedsa "we don't cut jap hair. "that's the kind of thing that stays with you. that's the kind of thing that made no senator inouye special. i saw him meet with a young man just two months ago who had also lost his arm. this young man lost his arm to cancer. but this young man introduced himself to senator inouye. i've always admired and respected you because of your disability and what you've done for other people with disabilities. and dan inouye looked at him square in the eye and say, "i don't consider it disability." you know, there again you see his characteristic. you get a glimpse of what he was all about. he also was the first japanese-american to ever be elected to congress. he was the first japanese-american to ever be sworn n the first japanese-american to ever serve in the united states senate. in fact
than an earthquake in california or a hurricane in the south or tornadoes in the midwest or droughts wherever they might happen. and i haven't surmised that's what they're trying to do. if they are, they hadn't shouldn't say that sandy ought to be treated differently than a different disaster because generally a disaster is a disaster, whether it's earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or sandy. so the money's going to be there and will be there on time. and you don't know exactly one month after a disaster exactly how much money is needed. in fact, they asked from the governors of those states for $80 billion. the president sent up $64 billion. some people in our area of expertise on this in our caucus have said there are certain things that aren't authorized, so that shouldn't be expended and then i point out about some vehicles that can't be purchased right now to do the good that they're supposed to do. so we ought to be comforted that there is an attitude in this senate over decades that the federal government is an insurer of last resort for disasters, whatever kind of a disaster you
exemptions are not allowed and those who reside in states with high income tax. >> host: new york, california. >> guest: maryland, dc; however, as your previous guest acknowledged, if you do not enact the patch, a family of four, you know, married couple with two children, would begin to face the amt at income levels as low as $70,000. it changes -- it's often been described as a blue state problem. because of the impact on state tax deductions. without the patch, it becomes every state's problem. it's then it's an additional tax on families with children. >> host: if you wonder whether or not you fall into the amt, whether or not it impacts you, go to taxpolicycenter.org, there's a calculator on the website to help you plug in the numbers and figure out whether or not the amt would apply to you if congress doesn't do anything or if it applies to you. we'll hear from joe, first, austin texas, republican caller, go ahead, joe. >> caller: hi. yeah, on the alternative minimum tax, we really didn't hear this discussed at all during the last election cycle, and, to me, you know, we just heard abou
for the worst and even bigger losses. insurance commissioners in california, new york and washington now require companies to disclose how they are working to plot the effects of climate change and their responses. congress may be in denial but the real world, the private sector, is not. and as the government is the ultimate insurer of millions of americans in the crop insurance and national flood insurance programs, we have to get serious about addressing the cause and effects of climate change and the solvency and future of these important programs. computer models suggest that the storms and heat waves we're seeing will become stronger and more extreme in future, causing even greater damage. congress can no longer afford to ignore this issue. madam president, i yield the floor and suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: mr. coons: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from delaware. mr. coons: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the quorum calls be vitiated. officer if without objection. mr. coons:
told the story of how after he returned from world war ii, he stopped in california on the way home to hawaii, just stopped to get a haircut and was told we don't serve johanns here. -- serve japs here. he stood there in full dress uniform, his chest covered in medals, a hook in place of the arm blown apart by a german rifle dpren aid, even -- grenade, even then he had to confront hatred. there is so much that is remarkable about the life of dan inouye. the story of his service on the battlefields of italy, --, is indeed remarkable, the physical courage that he displayed in winning the medal of honor is alone enough to earn the title hero. but rising above his physical courage and the guts that he showed is the moral courage that it took for dan inouye and his fellow japanese americans to even set foot on that battlefield. what is it that spurs some of our countrymen to offer their lives in defense of a country that shuns them? where does that love of country come from? and how can we impart some of it to those who too often take this country for granted? it would be a wonderful tri
have an earthquake in california or you have a hurricane in the gulf of mexico or you have drought in the midwest like we have or texas like we have or you have tornadoes like we have in the midwest, and sandy as the most recent example. as far as i know, there has never been any dispute under the laws at that time, and those laws don't change very often. they -- they do get the money out to the people that need it, and then when that fund goes dry, it is replenished by congress. now, unless somebody is seeking money other -- in some way other than other disasters that have been taken care of in this particular instance -- and i don't know that they are other than what's been pointed out that ought to be done through th
state, and in california they're still dealing with debris from the japanese tsunami, and i know the gentlelady from washington state, as well as senator murray, spoke to me about it. we need to clean up what was awash for the important safety of our beaches but also clear navigation. we're going to be looking at coastal habitats, and then because of the hurricane, not only were people displaced, but fisheries were destroyed as well. i'm not equating the two, but, you know, for many of us who are coastal senators, we know that our fisheries are an important part of our identity, an important part of our economy, and an important part of really jobs in our community. we call them watermen in maryland. our colleagues from new england call them lobstermen or fishermen. you call them fishermen. but by whatever name those men and women who work and harvest the sea depend on their fisheries. there were several that were damaged because the storm created such aquatic and habitat upheaval. nance is needed for our fishermen and our fishing communities who depend on this for their liveliho
on the voter roll. who can justify that? nbc news than 25,000 names of likely deceased voters on california rolls. who can justify that? some voted years after they died. one woman who died in 2004 voted in 2008 and 2012. who can justify that? a man who died in 2001 has voted eight times since 2005. who can justify that? "the new york times" recently wrote that in florida, quote, as he ballot scandal seemed to arrive like clockwork. end of quote. i am pleased that two secretaries of state are with us today. i welcome i was secretary of state, matt schulz, state election officials are well-versed on the procedures that are needed to run their elections. conscientious state officials such as my secretary of state have sought to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. federal officials did not assist them in ensuring that legal holes are not honored by the counting of votes from ineligible voters. in fact, the department fact the department of homeland security did all he could to prevent maintaining integrity of voting roll. we will hear that turnout rises when ballot integrity is fostered.
: the senator from california. mrs. feinstein: i rise in opposition to the amendment. this amendment would require the director of national intelligence to issue a public report within 90 days, assessing the impact of the fisa amendment program and the surveillance authorities on the privacy of u.s. persons. now, that sounds benign, but it is not. the goal of this amendment is to make public information about a very effective intelligence collection program that is currently classified. all of the material, all of the information has already been made available to the senate intelligence and judiciary committees. all they have to do is read it, and it's hundreds of pages of material. senator wyden has raised a number of issues that all concern the potential for surveillance conducted pursuant to authorities to result in incidental collection. section 702 authorizes the executive branch to go to the fisa court -- that's a federal court, a federal district judge is appointed by the chief justice and obtain annual approval for certifications of the attorney general and the d.n.i. that identif
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